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July 17, 2017

Different Levels, Different Devils

A lesson from the old southern grandma I never had

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I have been lucky enough, fortunate enough, blessed and highly favored enough to get most of the things I want out of life. I know that sounds braggadocious, and you're probably rolling your eyes, but it hasn't been without hard work, family, friends, and a lot of divine intervention. I take only a fraction of the credit. But yeah, it's fair to say that I get what I want—no, I get what I work for. Sue me.


"You trade in your old, pestilent problems for some shinier new ones. You just have to accept that. And when I say you, my internet girlfriends, what I really mean is me."


Anyone who's ever gotten something they want or has achieved a goal they've been fighting toward knows the high of accomplishment, the satisfaction of saying, "yeah, I did that." Now that you've gotten this thing, whatever it may be, in your grasp, all of your life's problems will melt away. Ring the bells! You've figured it all out! Bliss!

And anyone who's ever gotten something they want knows those particular feelings last all of 45 seconds before the reality of getting the thing sets in. With every new goal achieved comes new, well, problems. At best, all we're ever doing is trading in problems for other problems. To put it in good old southern terms I've heard a few churchified grandmas (but never my own) say, "when you make it to a different level, you're gonna meet some different devils, baby." Beautiful, right?

You trade in your old, pestilent problems for some shinier new ones. You just have to accept that. And when I say you, my internet girlfriends, what I really mean is me. I have to get better at accepting this. No one thing, no goal achieved is going to make life perfect, because life isn't designed to be perfect. I actually don't know what life is designed for. Maybe just sipping iced chai lattes on the steps of some beautiful house in Greenwich Village I could never afford. I'll keep you posted.


How to style a neckerchief
How to style a neckerchief
How to style a neckerchief
How to style a neckerchief

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